The Center for Academic Success serves as the Disability Support Services office at Universities at Shady Grove. CAS provides test proctoring services and can act as a liaison between students at USG and their home campus, as well as between students and their professors. All students who require support for learning disabilities should get in contact with CAS (email or call 301-738-6315) to make sure they are properly registered to receive accommodations and understand the accommodations process at USG.
*NEW POLICY Beginning Fall 2010 *
Penalty for Lateness to Test Proctoring Appointments
When students arrive late for a test that CAS is proctoring, then the minutes they are late will be subtracted from their total time allowed for the exam. For example, if a student has 90 minutes to take the exam, and s/he arrives 30 minutes late, then s/he would have only 60 minutes to complete the exam. This policy has been put in place in order to ensure all students are treated equally and fairly.
We recommend all students arrive 5-10 minutes before the time their test proctoring appointment is scheduled to begin.
Cell phones, laptops/netbooks, iPads, iPods, palm pilots, and other personal items are not allowed in the testing room.
Test Proctoring Procedure
Students are required to request a test proctoring appointment for every exam they take at CAS by completing a Test Request Form (either physically or electronically). This form should be given to the instructor 1 full week prior to the testing date, and CAS should recieve notification of the requested testing date at that time or at least 3 days prior to the exam. It is essential that CAS receive advance notice in order to schedule needed rooms and staff for scribing, reading, and supervising.
Test proctoring is available during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 9-5. Those students whose classes meet outside our hours should make arrangements with us and the instructor to have CAS administer the test during our regular hours.
- Students should fill out the top half of a Test Request Form (either electronically or physically). Please be sure to include date and time so that CAS can schedule and be prepared for the appointment.
- If the request is done electronically, the student should email the Test Request Form to BOTH CAS (email@example.com) AND to the instructor.
- The instructor should fill out the bottom half of the Test Request Form and email the completed form to CAS. The instructor should include any specific test instructions, such as if calculators can be used, if the test is open/closed book, and time limits (see form for details).
- If the request is done physically, the student should bring the Test Request Form to the instructor at a time when the instructor can fill it out (including specific test instructions) and return it to the student immediately. Then, the student should bring the completed form to CAS. This ensures that CAS recieves timely notice of the exam.
All students requesting test proctoring appointments at CAS must have appropriate documentation from the Disability Support Service of their home campus.
Instructors: Delivering/Picking Up Exams
Exams can be hand-delivered (III-1116 or III-1134), e-mailed, or faxed (301-738-6070) to CAS prior to the exam.
Instructors or authorized staff members can pick up completed exams in the CAS office. CAS can also return the exam to the instructor's office or mailbox, through email, mail, or fax (instructions for the return of an exam can be indicated on the Test Request Form).